Burma Buddhists Torch Muslim Homes


Fresh sectarian violence struck northwestern Burma early on Sunday when a 1,000-strong Buddhist mob burned down dozens of Muslim homes and shops following rumors that a young woman had been sexually assaulted by a Muslim man. There were no reports of injuries.

A crowd surrounded the police station late on Saturday and then went on an hours-long rampage after authorities refused to hand over the assault suspect, a police officer from the area said.

About 35 houses…

Burma Buddhists Torch Muslim Homes

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